Work-Based Learning Program Profile: Ayanna

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Ayanna is a graduate of the Bridge HiSET program. She participated in the Work-Based Learning Program this past fall while enrolled as a part-time student at Urban College.

Bridge’s Work-Based Learning Program (WLP) is a three month paid internship to develop essential employment skills in a supportive environment.

Ayanna uses many of the communication skills she learned in the WLP with her new college classmates and professors. She was also able to get a head start on using Microsoft Office programs, which have come in very useful for class.

Looking back, Ayanna feels the program gave her a great boost of confidence for her upcoming academic and career challenges!

Internship complete, Ayanna decided to become a full time student at Urban College. She had a very successful semester, making the Dean’s List with a grade point average of 3.30 or higher! This semester, she continues to take advantage of our College Success Tutoring program while working through a full course load.

Inspired by her experience in the WLP, Ayanna has applied for a front-desk role at Urban College.

We love hearing about the new challenges she aspires to each month as she works towards her degree in Psychology!